We see no changes in our midst,
No hope for the current generation lifespan
Or is it the forefathers that forced the spell to split us?
Why there is much mirage on a people’s hope.
And the heroes hearts bleed and yet no bloodshed from the heart.
A mother struggling to see her child through
The tough journey of schooling.
Her husband she says
Long lost and disappeared at her child’s birth.
She loses no hope, since the sun still sets on the
Homes of the heroes and the frail.
A father feeling furious for his son’s actions
He sees shame and deception drain in his fibbery face
He can’t stand it, his once cherished shied and treasure
Of a family’s hope has turned out to be the City’s threat.
The sound of the bewitching breaks his heart as he’s left living
In fear of a shocking news of a sudden arrest.
At the break of dawn, another child has disappeared!
It’s weeks since one was found mutilated and burnt.
No evidence yet discovered of the one responsible.
And the children live in fright, the safe playgrounds
Are now full of wild creatures that creep unnoticed.
And vanish with their friends and family members
Never to be spotted only on the covers of the newspapers.
She wants the best life for herself,
Envies the socialites lives on social media.
Her interests have become ravenous
And like the hawk, she spots her preys from a distance.
She says she is better off rich in a lease life
Than live in a pitiable life- her wishful dreams are real.
But, against her wish.
Who cares? She is happy anyway
and better off than her fake friends !
Parties, expensive shoes and clothes
Vacation in Paris and Dubai.
All her needs she gets at the blink of her eyes.
And her big daddy loves her happy
At the expense of his wife and children.
Another man cries desperately. The love of his life
Has eloped with her lover
He says he schooled her,
Paid her tuition fees and
And gave his best to have her a better future.
He watches his house scramble and fall.
The rising sun has decided to set at noon
Paving way for the dark night clouds
Which may never bring peace to the broken man’s heart.
And people blame and tag him for his stupid moves.
We see no changes , responsible doctor is currently procuring an abortion.
He sensitizes on saving a life and again ,
He is the first one to slit the throat of an infant.
He neglects his dying patient and says he has seen such a many cases.
The lawyer takes the bribe and the cases lost in court.
The fake prophet feeds and feed on his lambs and none remains as same.
And the aspirant feeds on his votes long before they are casted.
And give false promises to the humankind
to celebrates at the wake of dawn and cry at the fall of reign.
The use and abuse of power
Has left them trying to brave the bullets and bombs.
And fight for their freedom.
And stay together in fear
And they stay in lost hopes
And they thrive and thrive
And yet, they see no changes.
By Millicent Akinyi Okello
© 2022 Millicent Okello